Lost to some degree in all the doom-and-gloom following the loss of Tony Romo to a broken clavicle on Sunday was that, in his second game back after missing all of last season and the end of the season before, Sean Lee looked like a perennial All-Pro.
Simply put, Lee was everywhere on Sunday. He had a game-high 14 tackles--more than double the total of anyone else in the game except for Eagles DB Malcolm Jenkins, who had 8--including two for a loss, and an interception in the end zone to kill a promising Eagles drive.
“Especially being out and not playing for a while, any time you play a division team it’s great to get a win, especially with the talent they have,” Lee told the team’s official website. “The coaches came up with an unbelievable game plan, the defensive line did a great job in the run game, directing the run, and a lot of times you saw I was free to run to the football because the defensive line did a great job.”
Lee brought his old teammate DeMarco Murray down five times, and was a huge part of the effort that limited last year’s Offensive Player of the Year to two yards on 13 carries.
“(Murray) is an unbelievably talented guy,” Lee said. “We went against him in practice every day for a couple years and know how talented he is. So we prepared, the coaches had an unbelievable game plan, and we knew we were going to have to be at our best with that offensive line, with him and the backs that they have.”